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Your Morning Coffee Can Help Indicate Whether You Need a COVID-19 Test

Food and Wine
Food and Wine
Millions of Americans start their day with coffee.And in 2020, a newfound inability to smell it was many people's start to realizing they had COVID-19.Now, even medical professionals are suggesting people give their coffee a big whiff to check if they have this symptom.The CDC lists 11 symptoms for COVID-19 on its website, and one is very COVID-19 specific: a new loss of taste of smell.So if you wake up and can't smell your morning coffee, the odds that you have contracted coronavirus are strong.We have long known that people can lose their sense of smell after other viral infections, such as the flu, but the percentage of people who have had this problem with COVID-19 is quite remarkable, James Schwob,Tufts University School of Medicine
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